Vásquez Pleased with New England Result

Chivas USA move into 7th in the Western Conference

September 10 vs. New England Revolution Nagamura (DL)

Photo Credit: 
Juan Miranda/Chivas USA

For the first time since May 15th, Chivas USA are out of
the Western Conference basement.

The Goats’ 2-0 victory over the New England Revolution on
Friday evening at The Home Depot Center in Carson,
Calif. handed the team its fifth win at home
this season and helped the team leapfrog Houston
at the bottom of the West. The Red-and-White are now in 7th place
with seven games left to play.  

“It was a solid team effort,” said Chivas USA Head Coach Martín
Vásquez after the win. “Offensively, defensively – I thought everybody was
solid. It’s a good win for us. It comes at a good moment.”

Chivas USA
charged out of the game in Friday’s game, scoring their first goal in just the
7th minute. The team bristled with energy right from the opening
whistle, which hasn’t always been the case this season.

“We’ve been against the wall for most of the season,” said
Vásquez. “We needed to continue with this urgency to get three points –
especially at home. After the tough week we had last week, [the players] came
in and approached this game in a way that we need to approach every game from
now on.”

Chivas USA
was lead by new striker Alan Gordon. The former Galaxy man was everywhere on
Friday evening, assisting on both goals for the Goats in an impressive
performance.

“Two assists, helping us defensively on set pieces, great
mobility connecting – solid performance,” said Vásquez of Gordon. “Him adapting
well and today, he was on. Talking to him, if he continues to give us these
performances, he’ll start getting his share of goals as well.”

The Red-and-White will travel to San
Diego for a friendly against sister club Chivas de Guadalajara on
Tuesday at Petco Park before returning home to host the
Kansas City Wizards next Saturday. And if their play on Friday evening was any
indication, Chivas USA
has no intention of giving up on their postseason hopes just yet.

“This has been a season where we’ve been learning and
understanding each other,” said Vásquez. “Today we came out ready and it paid
off. We have to continue to do that.”